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Great saw!The best one I have ever used!
Kakuri Japanese Hand Saws, 5-Piece Set
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
No fine blade. Didn't like lock mech.
I bent my run of the mill Japanese saw and needed a replacement. I had a similar one in hand but then spotted this fancy set up in the display case. Wow! A set of four replaceable blades? I just HAD to have it!
I took it home and tried to put it to use on my current project, cutting small pieces of walnut trim. The first thing that I noticed (that I should have noticed in the store) was that the finest blade that comes with it is "semi-fine", and was too aggressive for the small trim I was cutting. Also, the blade resonates/vibrates in use because of the locking mechanism. In fact, that jumped right out at me on the first couple of strokes. I immediately started thinking about attaching some vibration dampening material to it, but what the heck? For $150 I shouldn't have to do that! The next thing that jumped out at me was how large the blades are. For the type of work that I've been doing I don't need anything nearly that large of a blade. Because it's so large, there's obviously a lot of "floppiness", which is very disconcerting when I'm trying to make a small, clean cut. Combine that with the latching mechanism and you get that resonating.
I spent some time looking online for a fine blade. The only one I found was in Australia and costs $54 + shipping! If I kept looking I might find something more local, but ...
I started thinking about whether this purchase was a mistake. All weekend I found myself using my old, bent saw instead of this fancy saw. Am I really going to use those crazy rough cut blades? Do I really need a keyhole blade? Do I really need interchangeable blades? Do I even WANT to have to interchange the blades? The disappointing answer is all these questions is NO.
I'd much rather have a dedicated saw or two. I'm thinking one with a spine for rigidity and one without for deeper cuts.
I realize that everyone has different needs and I try not to give bad reviews just because something doesn't fit my needs, but the vibration and lack of a fine blade alone are a big deal to me. I'd truly be surprised if the average weekend woodworker (like myself) that shops Woodcraft wants rough cut and keyhole blades. I just don't think this is a practical setup.
Fortunately for me WC took the saw back and I purchased another saw that I'm much happier with.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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